In a letter, Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi has called on U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and three other members of Hawaii’s federal delegation “to lobby for an additional $800 million for rail to help build the final four miles [of the city’s light rail line] from Middle Street to Ala Moana Center,” the Honolulu Civil Beat reported.
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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has submitted to Congress President Joe Biden’s $1.52 trillion discretionary funding request for Fiscal Year 2022, which includes $25.6 billion for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).
CSX Corp. has closed the first phase of its $525 million rail agreement with Virginia for the commonwealth’s $3.7 billion initiative to improve passenger and freight rail capacity and relieve automotive traffic congestion.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the RAISE program, providing $1 billion in FY 2021 discretionary grant funding for rail, transit, road and port infrastructure projects.
The Biden Administration has announced that a “critical milestone” in the Gateway Tunnel Project will be achieved in May—completion of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and the Record of Decision (ROD).
The April 2021 issue of Railway Age is now available digitally, with deep dives into Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern’s move to create the first USMCA Railroad as well as Amtrak’s 50th anniversary.
President Joe Biden has proposed a sweeping, eight-year, $2 trillion investment plan—a follow-on from his American Rescue Plan—that designates tens of billions for rail and public transportation, but also raises some taxes substantially to pay for it.
A comprehensive Lifecycle Benefit Cost Analysis is essential to illuminate the real value of freight rail projects—and ensure their success.
The Commonwealth of Virginia, Amtrak, CSX and Virginia Railway Express (VRE) have finalized agreements for a $3.7 billion initiative to improve Virginia passenger and freight rail capacity and relieve automotive traffic congestion.